Definition of Fantoche
- Word that is used to describe a person as conceited, grotesque or obnoxious. For example: That Pedro is nothing but a fantoche showing off his dad’s car.
- In this country the term is used to refer to a person who improperly exercises a position. Especially when it is clear that you are only obeying someone else’s orders.
SYNONYMS FOR FANTOCHE
ORIGIN OF FANTOCHE
The word fantoche comes directly from Portuguese and means “puppet” in Spanish. That is, it is a doll that is handled by threads in artistic works. In this sense, it is used in many parts of the world, even Spanish-speaking.
It should be noted that the use of this word has been fundamentally accentuated to be used as a qualifying adjective. Inclusion in language appears both in adults and in young people, who give it a more offensive meaning towards others.
CURIOSITIES OF FANTOCHE
- The Tango , a musical genre of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries , uses the term fantoche in his songs as a metaphor for a person who lacks independence and real value.
- The fantoche is a 2019 song performed by Colombian Vallenato artists Fello Zabaleta and Beto Zaballeta.